David Chipman’s nomination to run the federal regulatory agency hasn’t been going well. It seems that Democrats are having trouble getting all of their 50 members in the Senate lined up behind the Biden nominee. Dicky Durbin acknowledged that there are “issues” with Chipman and that “the whip count ‘is not where we want it yet, but there’s always a chance.’”
Republican in the House, however, are preparing in case the worst happens. They’ve drawn up a preemptive impeachment resolution should Senate Democrats manage to drag Chipman over the confirmation line.
As justification for removing him, the Republicans’ resolution states . . .
Following his nomination, in sworn written responses to at least four members of the United States Senate, David H. Chipman responded “No” to questions as to whether he ever misplaced or had a firearm stolen.
David H. Chipman’s former colleagues at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives on multiple occasions have disputed this, alleging that David H. Chipman lost his service weapon after leaving it in his personal vehicle one night, and that the firearm was subsequently stolen by a handyman, according to credible reports.
Based on these allegations from his former colleagues at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, David H. Chipman in sworn, written answers to multiple inquiries from members of the United States Senate did make false statements.
Wherefore, David H. Chipman, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law if allowed to remain in office. David H. Chipman thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
This is all purely performative, of course. Should the longtime gun control advocate manage to be confirmed as ATF director, Nancy Pelosi would sooner buy her clothes at Walmart than allow the House Republicans’ resolution to ever come up for a vote.
WATCH: Joe Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman mocks gun owners, comparing them to “Tiger King” and zombie doomsday preppers. pic.twitter.com/ZqWyqG1Rh0
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 21, 2021
Here’s the full impeachment resolution . . .